Monthly Archives: July 2015

How to Transfer an Incoming FSN Order into flowerSoft

How to Transfer an Incoming FSN Order into flowerSoft

Transferring an incoming FSN order is a pretty simple matter.
flowerSoft will inform you that you have incoming FSN orders and ask you if you want to transfer them at that time.

If you answer “Yes” flowerSoft will take you to the incoming order where you can select what to do with the order.

Remember that incoming orders from FSN are accepted automatically by flowerSoft.
If you need to refuse the order you must do so withing 30 minutes of receiving the order.

Also, unlike Dove and Mercury incoming orders, FSN incoming orders are transferred directly into the sales file.
If any changes need to be made to the order, like fixing the enclosure card, the must take place from the sales file.

Here is a video showing the process of transferring the incoming FSN order:


How to Send an FSN Order

How to Send an FSN Order

These are the steps required to send an outgoing order through FSN.

Prerequisite: Upgrade to flowerSoft 2016

Please note that this new feature is still being tested and things may not look exactly the same if you choose to upgrade to the 2016 version.

Here is a video of the steps taken above:

Entering an FSN Outgoing Order


  1. Because FSN does not make their members database available to us like FTD and Teleflora do, selecting a florist on an FSN order has 3 possible choices:
    1. You use option #1 to let FSN select the filling florist for you. I understand that if you have marked a florist as a favorite in the recipient’s city, that florist will be selected.
    2. You use option #3 start a search for florists in the recipient’s city and select a florist from the list of available florists in the area.
    3. You use option #2 to access FSN’s web site and get detailed information on the florists available in the recipient’s city and then use option #3 to select the florist you want to fill the order.
  2. Outgoing orders will be sent almost immediately, so make sure of your choices before hitting “X” to exit the florist selection.
  3. Incoming FSN orders will be explained in more detail in a subsequent post but for now be aware that all incoming FSN orders are accepted automatically.

    If you do not want to fill the order you must refuse it immediately.

We will start beta testing the program very soon and the upgrade to flowerSoft Silver 2016 should be available within a couple of weeks.
The upgrade to flowerSoft Silver 2016 is free to users who are running flowerSoft Silver 2015 and are clearing credit cards using the Cayan interface and are not in arreas with their support fees.
There will be a nominal charge for the FSN interface that will go directly to Jeff Bandle, the programmer that wrote the interface with FSN.
We have not decided on how much the charge will be (it won’t be exorbitant) and you will make the payment directly to Jeff, if you want the interface.
More information on this later.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Do not let FTD re-install your Mercury Direct software unless it is absolutely necessary.

They no longer give out the password of the day.

I just had one customer who had them re-install the software and it took 3 days to get them back on line.

So do not get into a situation, like buying a new computer or moving the Mercury Direct from one computer to another, unless you really have to do it.

Romance for Jewish Men

According to a recent survey, on average, an American Jewish man under 75 will have sex once a week, whereas a Japanese man the same age will have sex only once a year.

This was very upsetting news to many of my Jewish friends, as they had no idea they were Japanese.



A Doctor’s Answer to an Age Old Question…


There is a medical distinction between “Guts” and “Balls”.  We’ve heard colleagues referring to people with “Guts”, or with “Balls”.

Do they, however, know the difference between them?

Here’s the official distinction; straight from the British Medical Journal: Volume 323; page 295.

GUTS – Is arriving home late, after a night out with the lads, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the “Guts” to ask “Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?”

BALLS – Is coming home late after a night out with the lads, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the bum and having the “Balls” to say, “You’re next, Chubby.”

I trust this clears up any confusion.  Medically speaking, there is no difference in outcome; both are fatal.


Clever Signs

Sign over a Gynaecologist’s Office:

“Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”


In a Podiatrist’s office:

“Time wounds all heels.”


On a Septic Tank Truck:

Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels


At an Optometrist’s Office:

“If you don’t see what you’re looking for,
you’ve come to the right place.”


On a Plumber’s truck:

“We repair what your husband fixed.”


On another Plumber’s truck:

“Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”


At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee :

“Invite us to your next blowout.”



On an Electrician’s truck:

“Let us remove your shorts.”


In a Non-smoking Area:

“If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.”


On a
Maternity Room door:

“Push. Push. Push.”


At a Car Dealership:

“The best way to get back on your feet –
miss a car payment.”


Outside a Muffler Shop:

“No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”


In a Veterinarian’s waiting room:

“Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”


At the Electric Company

“We would be delighted if you send in your payment.

However, if you don’t, you will be.”


In a Restaurant window:

“Don’t stand there and be hungry;
come on in and get fed up.”


In the front yard of a Funeral Home:

“Drive carefully We’ll wait.”


At a Propane Filling Station:

“Thank heaven for little grills.”


And don’t forget the sign at a


“Best place in town to take a leak.”













Any Blondes Out There?

Any Blondes Out There?

A married couple were asleep when the phone
rang at 2 in the morning.

The very blonde wife picked up the phone,
listened a moment and said ‘How should I know, that’s 200 miles
from here!’ and hung up.
The husband said, ‘Who was that?’

The wife answered, ‘I don’t know, some woman wanting to know if the coast is clear.’ 

Two blondes are walking down the street. One notices a compact on the
sidewalk and leans down to pick it up. She opens it, looks in the mirror
and says, ‘Hmm, this person looks familiar.’

The second blonde says, ‘Here, let me see!’

So, the first blonde hands her the compact.
The second blonde looks in the mirror and says, ‘You dummy, it’s me!’


A blonde suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her, so she goes out and
buys a gun. She goes to his apartment unexpectedly and when she opens the
door she finds him in the arms of a redhead. Well, the blonde is really
angry. She opens her purse to take out the gun, and as she does so, she is
overcome with grief. She takes the gun and puts it to her head.

The boyfriend yells, ‘No, honey, don’t do it!!!’
The blonde replies, ‘Shut up, you’re next!’ 


A blonde was bragging about her knowledge of state capitals.
She proudly says, ‘Go ahead, ask me, … I know ’em all.’

A friend says, ‘OK, what’s the capital of Wisconsin?’
The blonde replies,’Oh, that’s easy .. it’s W.’ 

Q: What did the blonde ask her doctor when he told her she was pregnant?
A: ‘Is it mine?’


Bambi, a blonde in her fourth year as a UCLA Freshman, sat in her US
Government class. The professor asked Bambi if she knew what
Roe vs. Wade was about.

Bambi pondered the question; then, finally, said, ‘That was the decision 
George Washington had to make before he crossed the Delaware.’

Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house
ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and
reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio,
and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby, was the first to respond.

As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde 
ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then 
sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, ‘I come 
home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do 
they do? They send me a BLIND policeman!’

Senior Trying to Set Up a Password


WINDOWS: Please enter your new password.

USER: cabbage

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must be more than 8 characters.

USER: boiled cabbage

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must contain 1 numerical character.

USER: 1 boiled cabbage

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot have blank spaces.

USER: 50damnboiledcabbages

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must contain at least one upper case character.

USER: 50DAMNboiledcabbages

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively.

USER: 50damnBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourYouKnowWhatIfYouDon’tGiveMeAccessNow!

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot contain punctuation.

USER: ReallyPissedOff50DamnBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourYouKnowWhatIfYouDontGiveMeAccessNow

WINDOWS: Sorry, that password is already in use.